Real Time PCR Diagnosis/Reference Testing<<Return to Laboratory
Molecular detection of Neisseria meningitidis DNA by real time PCR.
Minimum 0.5 mL of CSF or 1 mL of EDTA whole blood or other normally sterile body fluids.
Store CSF in freezer and ship frozen on dry ice.
Shipping of specimens shall be done by a TDG certified individual in accordance with TDG regulations. For additional information regarding classification of specimens for the purposes of shipping, consult either Part 2 Appendix 3 of the TDG Regulations or section 3.6.2 of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations as applicable.
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Suspected of invasive disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis.
Completed Vaccine Preventable Bacterial Diseases requisition form including sender lab name, address and telephone number. Patient identifier (specimen reference #), date of birth and sex. Type of specimen, date collected and test requested. Vaccine history (if known).
For research purposes only.
20 calendar days (unless specified as urgent).